Mystery shopping work can be fun and it can be beneficial. It can be rewarding and you would be helping businesses keep their customers. Money made can be used to supplement your income or help you save for another purpose. Finding legit work can be tricky and sometimes hard to find. Google searches do not always help, as they do not shift out the companies that have a long history of being a scam.
Too many people trusted companies to help them find work and instead found themselves in the middle of scams.
There are many legitimate companies that are out there, but sometimes the process of applying can be daunting. For instance, you might be wary of entering your social security number in a form. But keep in mind as an independent contractor you are required to give some form of government identification to your employer. If you don’t feel comfortable then call or email the company and ask for help.
Furthermore, beware of mystery shopping companies that ask you to send information to a post office box. The known mystery shopping companies have a physical address or a website with a secure area for entering private data. Again if you ever feel uncomfortable then ask questions. Ask question by email, but don’t send your sensitive information over email.
So keep in mind that telephone numbers and websites are important for mystery shoppers to be aware of today.